Express interest & current opportunities

Volunteering Open Day

We are looking for new volunteers! We are having a Volunteering Open Day at our boat base in Kings Langley on Saturday 13th April, 10am-2pm.
We are an all-volunteer run charity. At our open day, you have the opportunity to meet our teams and chat to our volunteers. We will be running 30 minute trips for you to experience crewing on our boats.
Do you love being on or around boats? Do you have spare time on your hands? Get a buzz out of helping others? Then please come along and see us.

Become part of our team

Take a look at our current opportunities.  If you think one of these might suit you, please complete and submit the expression of interest form and one of our volunteer support team will get in touch with you, please allow a few days for this to happen.

Current opportunities

Various admin vacancies

Several of our teams are looking for additional admin help. Mostly working from home, helping us arrange our trips – liaising with both clients and volunteers.

Boat housekeeping Volunteer
We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help every Wednesday, cleaning and looking after the general upkeep of the inside of the boats


Boat Crew

We are currently recruiting crew members for our three boats. You will need to be physically fit and able to undertake all the duties required of our crew members. Experience not necessary as full training will be given. We normally have a skipper and two crew on most trips, so some of the duties below are shared.

An overview of the role:

Prepare the boat
Welcome passengers on board
Supervise embarkation & cast off
Encourage guests to get involved
Supervise guests at locks & steering
Passenger information sheet and feedback.
Supervise disembarkation
Post trip clean-up
Be alert to manage emergencies

Please contact if you would like to find out more.


Maintenance Team

We meet at the base every Wednesday from 9:00 to maintain and clean the boats and visitor centre and keep the garden looking good. A tasty snack is usually provided at noon.There is a good sense of camaraderie within the maintenance team.

Could you help with any of the following on a reasonably regular basis please?

Practical Maintenance Volunteer

We are looking for a hands-on volunteer with very practical skills who can assist us with the maintenance of our three canal boats. Anyone with very good DIY skills would be of interest. Any of the following skills would be useful: electrical, mechanical, woodwork, plumbing, heating, painting or general maintenance. Tools are provided and guidance is always available.

Electrical Engineer / Electrician

We are particularly interested to hear from people who have practical electrical skills gained as a tradesman or engineer. The .work involves problem solving and maintenance of both mains and battery circuits. Experience of boats or marine circuits is not necessary and guidance is always available.


These ageing boats constantly need rust to be treated, wood to be revarnished and paintwork to be retouched. We would welcome someone with painting experience to help us out.

If you are interested in any of these enjoyable and varied roles, please contact Rick Hogger at or on 07976 889 024.

You may be invited to visit our Nash Mills base for an informal discussion. We look forward to hearing from you.

Is one of these opportunities right for you?

We’ll make sure that we match your skills and abilities to the right role and provide the training and support to deliver an outstanding waterways experience to our clients.

If you would like to know more, please complete the expression of interest form and we’ll contact you to arrange a first meeting – ideally on a Wednesday morning at our boat base at Nash Mills (HP3 9TE) If this won’t work for you, other arrangements are possible.